New Student Convocation

Students enjoy confetti falling from the rafters at JQH Arena.

A public affairs signature event.

2 p.m. Aug. 18

JQH Arena

Experience the official campus welcome for new Bears.

Featured speaker Carmelita Jeter

"The Fastest Woman Alive" is Missouri State's track and field assistant coach. Meet Carmelita Jeter, an Olympian and gold medalist who is making waves in Springfield.

The 21st Century Digital World

The New Student Convocation marks the official start of the academic year and introduces the year’s public affairs theme.